I participated in a journal swap and my partner wanted steampunk. Panic!!! I have never made a steampunk anything before. After looking at a lot of pictures, blogs, websites and Pinterest, here is what I came up with:
Hope you enjoyed it. I had a ton of fun making this. Thanks for stopping by.
So excited to share the shout out Amy Tangerine gave to Daybook*Delights yesterday on her blog.
And we have a new blog badge/button if anyone wants to link us on on their blog. Isn't it cute?! Kimm did a great job!
This is a high quality photo and already sized to fit your blog sidebar.
I do hope everyone goes and checks out all the fun and inspiration!
Last Friday was the launch of a new facebook group called Daybook* Delights. It has been a huge hit so far with almost 250 members in less than 3 days. I was asked to be one of the admins for the group and was very excited to accept.
A couple months ago, I challenged everyone in another facebook group called SMASH*aholics to make their own Daybook*. It was a huge hit. People started posting their homemade books, sharing videos, helping eachother out and having a lot of fun with it. There was even a swap going in in conjunction with the challenge.
SMASH*aholics is a huge group with over 1800 members. With that many members and so many of them going Daybook* crazy, it was easy to make the connection of a little sister group that focuses on Daybook* inspration. The origainal idea of a subgroup came from Kellie Winnell, the owner of the SMASH*aholics group. She suggested to Cathy Vee, one of the admins in SMASH*aholics and now the owner of Daybook* Delights, that she start a subgroup. Well, that's all it took and Cathy was off and running. Cathy got Kimm Landmesser, the owner of thebearyscrap.com, to help her brainstorm and work out all the details.
What is a Daybook*?
A Daybook* is a cross between a scrapbook or mini albumn, a Smash* book, and a journal. They are perfect for the non traditional scrapbooker. They are a mini Smash* book. It's a journal with pictures and embellishments. It's a less casual mini albumn. It's for travel or special occasions. It can be taken with you on weekend trips or thrown into a book bag for the day. It's whatever you want it to be and I LOVE IT!
Here is my homemade mini book I made back in June to document all of our fun activities and our vacations this summer.
The original Daybook* was created by Amy Tangerine. It's a mini book to be filled with memorabilia, pictures and journalling. You can find Amy's blog here. Check out the Daybook* Delights facebook group shout out at the bottom. How exciting!!! You can find the American Crafts blog here. They are launching a new Amy Tangerine line and featuring it on their blog right now. Got take a look, her stuff is just adorable.
To help kick off Daybook* Delights charter, we are giving away this awesome Daybook* kit of Amy Tangerine goodies by American Craft. The goodies include a 5.5 x 8.5 Daybook*, 2 packs of dimentional stickers, a 6x6 pad of paper, fabric Thickers, a 24 pack of ribbon, die cuts and layered tags.
To enter, become a member of Daybook* Delights group on facebook, leave a comment under the Giveaway photo on our facebook page telling us what you plan on doing with your next or first :) Daybook*. Anyone can win and you will have 2 weeks to join in on the fun. The drawing will end September 1 at 12pm PST or 3pm EST.
Don't have a Daybook* and want one?
You can make your own. With the huge Make Your Own Daybook* Challenge in SMASH*aholics, I did 3 tutorials on different binding options. Click here to go to the Daybook* binding options thread on this blog.
Don't want to make a Daybook* and but you still want one? No problem. Head over to Kimm's online store here and pick up an Amy Tangerine Daybook*. She will have the new line of Amy Tangerine Ready Set Go arriving the first week of September. She is taking preorders right now.
I am really excited about this new group and Daybook*s. I am having a lot of fun with my Summer Daybook* and will be posting pictures soon. Hope to see you all at Daybook* Delights.
This will be the last installment in the Recycled Mini Albumn series. I will cover the last 5 pages and the back cover.
I have really enjoyed doing this series. I love to recycle and hope it has inspired you.
I call pages 11-14 the flower pages because they are FILLED with flowers. There are 10 different kinds of flowers. There are flowers made out of jeans, lace, t-shirts, felt, old clothes and used dryer sheets.
The Love Grows tag is from another project. I messed up the back of it and threw it in my extra box. I just used some paint and stamps to make a garden type tag for this page.
The butterfly is made from two hearts. I painted white card stock and used and old button for the center.
I made this flower with a stem and leaves. The material is tshirt and my husbands old pants. The tshirs are just old white undershirts that my boys didn't fit anymore. I colored them pink and green using my homemade sprays. The sprays were made using Rit Dye.
For the flower, I used several different sizes of circles and cut them out using pinking scissors. I layered the tan pants and pink tshirt and just glued them together. I love the casual look of the flower.
The stem and leaves were cut from the tshirt material that was again colored using my homemade Rit Dye sprays.
The flower is on the side of the page and helps hold the picture tag in place.
These pages were dry brushed with tan paint. I used coordinating pink and brown ribbons and buttons for the picture tabs on both of these pages. Remember that I made this mini so that all the pictures come out. They are all held in with embellishments.
The last page in the mini is an Easter themed page. The banner and tag are free printables and the flower on the tag is another used dryer sheet flower. This one is not painted, it was sprayed. It gives it a softer colored look.
The bird is a homemade stamp I made with foam. I used a bird die I have and cut it out of foam. I glued the foam shape onto corrugated cardboad. I stamped the image on an index card and cut it out. Foam stamps give really nice texture, especially when stamping with paint as I did here. The nest is twine that has been cut and layered up with clear glue. I cut the eggs out of painted cardstock and then used markers to make the design. The little bunny is another homemade stamp. I carved the bunny image out of an eraser.
And this is the inside and outside of the back cover. I tried to keep them simple.
I really hope this series has inspired you and has given you lots of recycle ideas to use in your craft projects and mini albumns. Beautiful things don't have to be commercial or store bought. They don't have to cost a lot, be from a certain line and all coordinating. Memories can be created using what you have right around you.
I hope you share with me your creations you have made. I'd love to see them.
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